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Amber Westin rides again!

By johnboy 13 January 2012 43

Old skool RiotACT fave Amber Westin has returned to the pages of the Canberra Times.

Amber is banned from driving until 2017 after killing Heather Freeman in a haze of drug driving in Woden:

but was caught in August last year when police spotted her talking on her mobile phone as she drove down Petterd Street in Page.

The Macquarie woman gave police officers a false name and told them she had just arrived in Canberra from Victoria.

She pleaded guilty to charges of driving disqualified, driving with a mobile phone and giving false information.

Westin’s defence lawyer told the court her client had gone to the Hawker shops to collect methadone before driving to her mother’s home in Macquarie.

Magistrate Grant Lalor appears to have taken great pleasure in labelling Ms Westin’s driving “contumacious“.

On receiving her four month custodial sentence she banged her head on the table until she had a fit, which no doubt will be taking up court time soon as a reason for her early release.

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farnarkler 11:24 am 18 Feb 12

What astounds me is that Amber Westin can drive. Obviously the victim’s friends are extremely forgiving people. I prefer the eye for an eye approach. She kills a friend/relative, I/my friends remove her eyes/arms/legs.

Ben_Dover 10:16 am 18 Feb 12

KB1971 said :

Its a shame she was not locked up the first time.

Permanently.

curlylocks 9:26 am 18 Feb 12

Fitzroy77 said :

First of all I would like to say how deeply ashamed I am, this person is my sister. While I disagree with some of the more violent comments I do agree with most of you. Let me stress how much I love my sister, how ever that DOES NOT excuse her actions!! She needs to be kept in goal for a long time. I’m tired of my family making excuses for her. How dare she drive again. She will not learn until she is taken away from society (her last sentence was not long enough in my opinion) for a long time. Our Grandmother passed away a couple of years ago, how would she feel if we had her taken away from us then the culprit just display a blatant disregard for her life? I can’t comprehend how she can bring herself to even sit in a car. As you can see I’m very angry at her, perhaps last time I was to forgiving. I know I will cop flack for posting this.. But grow up Amber. You have caused so much pain to those that love you. She has a beautiful child that is now with out a mother, again.
To those of you that want to post harmful comments to me, I stress once again that I do not

Fitzroy, I have always wondered how the family members of criminals feel towards their loved ones. Of course you always will love them, but is it still the same. Do you go and visit her. Is she remorseful (obviously not as she got behind the wheel again) Does she still have custody of the child when not in prison?? If not who looks after the child? You or your parents. Was she always a handful? When did she start doing drugs? Was she good at schooling? Has she ever had a job?

Just little things that have I have always wanted to know. And thankyou for your insight.

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